Art Trail Events for 2017

Friday 17th November

Opening night at the Oxford pub.

The weird, fantasy, dreamy sounds of Indoor Goblin    

Followed by  Dubclass.


a great DJ to take us to about 1am 

DJ Rocketscience

Warm up evening at the Shakespeare Pub

DJ Eazy Ryder “playing the platters that matter on the cushions of steel”

Saturday 18th November

Totterdown Square 

Stilt walker

Watch out as you explore The Totterdown Art trail as there maybe a giant goblin lurking behind you! And keep on the look out for an extra tall fairy butterfly nibbling the shrubbery!


The Bristol Scrubbers 

The Scrubbers are a lively, fun, flirty, flouncy group of French Maids who clean people with feather dusters and sprinkle glitter.


The Clowns 

The Clowns are out to entertain the crowds in a busking style – tailoring our acts and costuming to the myths and legends theme.

Quidditch (Saturday and Sunday) 
Take a leap of faith on platform 9 3/4 (Totterdown Square!) and enter a Quidditch tournament against other witches, wizards and warlocks.

Hillcrest Primary School 10-3pm

Come along and make your own lantern with Laura from Colourful Minds and take part in a lantern parade for this year’s Front Room Arts Trail.
FREE workshop, donations welcome!
Decorate your very own fairy lantern ready to light up and join in with the lantern parade on Sunday.

Higham Green Saturday and Sunday

Higham Green will also play host to a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party of cocktails in vintage teacups from our Down the Rabbit Hole Bar.

Pottery on Wheels will be based at Higham Green, inviting little pixies to mould their own clay dragons with beguiling marble eyes.

Totterdown Centre Saturday and Sunday

142-144 at The Totterdown Centre is open for a nosey! You are welcome to come and have a look at this wonderful space and talk to us about our plans. We are currently mid refurbishment and uncovering the layers of history of the building but are keen to open the doors and show you around. We’d love to hear from people who have memories of the space as it was previously.

The Shakespeare Saturday Evening

17:00 The Nuns of the Tundra, ‘Dirty riffs travelling through the desert at 100mph whilst slow cooking a pot of harmonies in the passenger seat’

20:30 The Schmoozenbergs:  ‘conjuring up the mood of 1930s Paris, fused with the energy of a campfire jam session, The Schmoozenbergs bring you their bouncy, uplifting gypsy swing show’.

The Oxford Saturday Evening

Bristol Ukulele Club Band

Rachael’s Last Dance,
Stokes Croft,
Shoun Shoun,
Headlining at 9pm: Moonshot

Sunday 18th November

Hillcrest Primary School 12-4pm.

Join Happymess at the Front Room Art Trail to make painty twig magic wands and play with a playdough magic garden!

Lantern parade starting from Hillcrest School
Remember to wear your fairy wings!
Judging and prizes for fairy wings will happen at the end of the lantern parade.

Floriography and the Totterdown Healing Courtyard 4.30PM

A Fire Ceremony straight from the pages of Norse Folklore will close the weekend’s celebrations.
The flower fairies at Floriography will be picking the best of the fairy wings.

So don’t pack your festival wings away just yet….scrape off the mud, add frills to your feathers and glitter to your flippers!!! Who knows – anything goes with this years theme!!!

Sunday at the Shakespeare 

Sunday: Roasts from 12 til 4pm then a blues and folk set from 4 pm onwards.

Sunday at the Oxford 

Jim Tidwell,
Pigs Ear,
Mireille Mathlener band,
Emma Shoosmith,
The Nigel Greville band

7pm closing party with Troy Ellis & The Hail Jamaica Reggae Band